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'High risk' woman missing from Boldon Colliery

Ann Stewart. Credit: Northumbria Police

Police are asking for the public's help to trace a missing woman from Boldon.

Ann Stewart, 60 from Winslow Close, Boldon Colliery, was diagnosed last year with the early signs of dementia and may appear confused.

Her friends and family are concerned for her welfare.

She was last seen around 11am on Saturday, December 3, when she left her home address for a morning walk and failed to return.

She is just over five feet tall, of very slim build and has short auburn straight hair.

Anyone who has seen her is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 immediately.


Lit firework posted through letterbox in South Tyneside

Police are appealing for information after a lit firework was posted through a letterbox in South Tyneside.

Church View, Boldon Colliery. Credit: Google maps.

The incident happened between 8.30pm and 9pm on Sunday 6th November in Church View in Boldon Colliery.

The firework caused minor damage to the property, however police are warning the consequences could have been far worse. No-one was injured in the incident.

Officers are carrying out enquiries and are appealing for witnesses. Anyone with information should contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference 998 061116 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Funeral of South Tyneside skydiver to take place

Credit: family photo

The funeral of Pamela Gower, who died following a skydive in Shotton earlier this month, will take place this morning.

Pamela, from Hebburn, South Tyneside, was found on a road close to the airfield at Shotton Colliery, where her plane had taken off. The funeral service will be held at South Shields Crematorium.

In a statement Pamela's parents, Catherine and Len, said Pamela was a 'determined, independent woman.'

Pamela was a great girl who was loved by her family so much and was a wonderful daughter and sister. Pamela was a very determined and independent woman who let nothing get in her way and we feel this photograph of her next to the Taj Mahal is a perfect example of this.

Our mam always told Pamela how proud she was of her, as was the rest of our family. We will remember how she always saw the funny side of things, just like her ‘Da’.

– The parents of Pamela Gower
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